Wynns Coonawarra Estate V&A Lane Shiraz 2014

Straight Shiraz tends to play the supporting role in the Wynnsday release for Wynns Coonawarra Estate. Of the 6 wines released on August 3rd, only 2 are 100% Shiraz. Whilst cabernet is definitely king in Coonawarra, Shiraz is undeniably a prince.

Wynns Coonawarra Estate, V&A Lane Shiraz, Coonawarra, 2014


The grey label on the V&A (Victoria and Albert) Lane wines gives a timeless appeal and quality to the wines. 2014 vintage gave rise to more medium bodied and “linear” wines, according to winemaker Sue Hodder. This nose has plenty of drinking chocolate (contrasting damp/dry), soft pepper and blueberry fruit. Retains an earthy, serious quality. Oak is negligible (so refreshing in a wine release of this calibre). Flavours of powerful blueberry fruit impel this wine forward. It feels like it wants to urgently tell you something by the way it travels down your tongue. Some redcurrant and briar tumble together, interspersed with young black peppercorns and rose petals. Impressed with the way this feels, considering the ABV is (relatively) moderate for this kind of release. Drink now to 10 years.

RRP: $59.99

Alc: 12.5%

Wine sample courtesy of Wynns Coonawarra Estate

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